Insights into the Career of OVME CEO and Founder, S. Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna MD, MBA is a Medicine and Surgery medical doctor, duly licensed by the Georgia and Florida State Board of Medical Examiners. He is well known for his dedication to serving his community, as well as being a zealous patient advocate. Born in New Orleans LA, He studied and graduated from the Tulane University Medical School. After university, he started his medical practice by his father’s side and also established his first company, Mark McKenna venture investments, a real estate development firm. He consequently went on to purchase Universal Mortgage Lending and Uptown Title Inc., which together had more than 50 employees offering real estate closing and turnkey design building services.

When Hurricane Katrina occurred on August of 2005, McKenna lost a large part of his business as New Orleans was affected. However, that did not stop him from being involved in the rehabilitation phase. He was on the forefront of redeveloping the city by providing low-moderate income housing to the affected residents.

McKenna moved to Atlanta, GA in November 2007, where he started ShapeMed, a medical practice based on aesthetics and wellness. The company saw great success and was acquired by NYSE- listed Life Time Fitness Inc. He also served at Life Time Fitness as a National Medical director until 2016. It was after this position that he founded OVME; a technology-enabled, consumer-facing, medical aesthetic company that is transforming elective healthcare.

Interview with Dr. Mark McKenna

In a recent interview, McKenna owed the idea of his company OVME, to his more than ten years of experience in the medical aesthetics industry. Staying committed to his business, he was able to notice industry disrupting opportunities which ultimately led to the sale of ShapeMed to a public company. McKenna’s strategy for realizing success has always been to set goals and visualize them.

Dr. McKenna also loves to work and always has his days planned out in advance. His usual routine involves waking up early in the morning and getting to work by 8 am. He finishes work at 6 pm, heads home for dinner, goes for training, and again work himself to sleep. He also loves to meditate at least once a day.

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